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Friday 17 November 2023

22+ Holiday Events in Denver 2023

The holiday season is upon us, and Denver sure knows how to celebrate!

There's something extra magical about the holidays here in Denver. The city lights up with twinkling lights, there are immersive displays and exhibitions, fun events for all ages, holiday markets, and so much more.

Today I'm sharing more than 20 of my favorite family friendly holiday activities in and around Denver. In this post you'll find details for:
🎄 Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens
✨ Trail of Lights at Chatfield Gardens
❄️ Christmas at Gaylord Rockies
🎄 Camp Christmas
 Luminova Holidays at Elitch Gardens
❄️ Zoo Lights at Denver Zoo
🎄 Denver's Mile High Tree
✨ Krampus: Fright Before Christmas
❄️ Christmas in Color
🎄 Denver Christkindl Market
✨ A Hudson Christmas
❄️ Denver's Union Station
🎄 Parade of Lights
✨ Downtown Denver Rink
❄️ Light the Lights at Denver City Council Building
🎄 Lights throughout Denver
 Winter Wanderland at Cherry Creek
❄️ Light up the Holidays in Boulder
🎄 Louisville Parade of Lights
✨ Olde Golden Christmas
❄️The Polar Express at Colorado Railroad Museum
🎄 Ice Castles
 
Let's take a look and make sure to read through to the end for a Winter favorite that makes a return this year! 

Sunday 12 November 2023

Museum of Illusions Denver

There's a new museum in Denver and you won't believe your eyes when you see it!

Prepare to have your mind blown!

Is that us hanging upside down in an RTD train car? Is that a giant Mathilde towering over Lola and I? Is that Lola falling through a portal? Is that a multitude of Mathildes? Is that us hanging off the side of an apartment building like Spiderman? Is that a rainbow of shadows? Why, yes. Yes it is! But how? 

Read on to find out how we pulled off all of these gravity and reality defying stunts...

Friday 20 October 2023

Hammond's Candies Factory Tour

It's the season of candy, but if you don't want to wait until Halloween to get your fill of all things sweet, then I have the perfect place for you to visit. And it's free!

Hammond's Candies has been a Denver institution ever since the company was founded in 1920. Specializing in old fashioned candies such as hard candies, lollipops, candy canes and taffy, they've been delighting Colorado kids (and adults!) for generations.  And with good reason. Their candies are delicious!

Now, eating candy is always pretty good, but do you know what's even better? Eating candy at the factory where it's made! That's where the free Hammond's Candies factory tour comes in. 

Want to know more? Read on for all the details...

Thursday 19 October 2023

Magic of the Jack O'Lanterns 2023

Magic of the Jack O'Lanterns is back again this spooky season at Hudson Gardens in Littleton.

This is one of my favorite family friendly Halloween events. Set amongst beautiful gardens and along a large pond, Magic of the Jack O'Lanterns is a stunning display of intricately carved pumpkins beyond your wildest imagination.

As you can probably guess from the name, this event features a lot of jack o'lanterns. Like, a LOT of them. You'll also find carved sculptures made from stacks of pumpkins, lighted arches, singing jack o'lanterns, colorful lighting, spooky music and all your favorite characters from a wealth of movies.

Let's take a look...

Thursday 5 October 2023

15+ Family Friendly Halloween Events in Denver

The Denver area is home to so many fun spooky events in the lead up to Halloween.

Today I'm sharing some of my absolute favorites.

With pumpkin patches, haunted houses, tasty treats, day time and night time events, there's something for everyone here.

Let's take a look...

Monday 2 October 2023

Halloween Style for Kids

Do you dress your kids for the holidays?

I'm a sucker for a good themed t-shirt, sweater, pajamas or accessories, so today I'm sharing some of my favorites for kids. You'll find an assortment here of small businesses that I love to support as well as bigger chain stores, and many of these are items that we have in our closets.

To shop, simply click on the bold and underline link under each image. Some of these are affiliate links, which means that I will earn a little commission from your purchase, but it won't cost you a single cent more. Thanks for your support!

Sweaters


T-Shirts



Accessories


7. Little Stocking Co Halloween midi socks
9. Bat hair clips
12. Little Stocking Co Trick or Treat knee high socks

Pajamas



Saturday 30 September 2023

30+ Must Do Fall Activities

It may not feel like it in much of the country, but Fall is officially here!

If you're anything like me, then Fall just might be your favorite season of all. For me, Fall has the best weather (once it actually starts cooling down, that is), the best festivals and events, and it has Halloween, which just happens to be my favorite holiday. Plus there are lots of yummy seasonal foods, fruit picking, pretty leaves, the best decorations, and lots of opportunities for crafting.

No matter where you live, there are so many fun "must do" activities in the Fall, so today I'm sharing my top things to do during Fall. Read on for the full list as well as a printable check list!  


Ok, let's get onto that list...
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